The MoonLITE mission concept comprises a small orbiter and four penetrators.


The primary scientific goal of this mission is to investigate the seismic environment and deep structure of the Moon including the nature of the core, by placing a network of seismometers via penetrators on the lunar surface.

Professor Yang Gao was the science coordinator in MoonLITE Pre-phase A study and the STAR Lab was involved in the science coordination, and has been developing various penetrator technologies.